Summer Camps for Kids

2017 Children's Theatre Camps

The 2016 Season of the Deegan Children's Theatre is made possible with the generous support of The Spencer Daily Reporter, Schmidt Pediatric Dentistry, The Farmer's Bank, and Mildred & Basil Deegan.

Join us this summer! You can fill out the registration form below, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling 712.262.7336!

 Registration Form Here
 Scholarship Application Here 

Stretch Your Imagination (Ages 3 & 4)

Creativity flourishes as the imagination is used to increase self-expression through song, movement, puppetry, and more.  A fun, playful environment introduces theatre skills that continue to grow as confidence and imagination develop.

June 26 - 30, 9 AM – 11 AM                $50      

Hickory Dickory Dock (Ages 4 & 5)

Act out beloved nursery rhymes through movement, art, and song.  Introduction of character development skills, theatre games, and dramatic storytelling creates an environment that fosters creativity and uniqueness. 

May 30-Jun 2, 9 AM – 11 AM $50

Jump Into The Story (Ages 5 & 6)

Children’s books come to life as characters are created and scenes are acted out.  Confidence and dramatic skills will continue to grow as expression through movement, music, and art becomes more natural.  

Aug 7 – 11, 9 AM – Noon $65


The Power of Puppets! (Ages 6 & 7)

Learn to create a character Characters are developed through the amazing world of puppets!  Learn basic puppetry skills and how to create in-depth characters through movement and voice.  Team-work, self-confidence, and creativity grow in an interactive setting. 

June 19 – 23, 9 AM – Noon, $65   


Become the Character (Ages 7 & 8)

Gain even more knowledge about character creation by learning basics of public speaking, monologue building, and scene development.  This class will build confidence by learning theatre terms, auditioning tips, and different roles among the theatrical production team.  Character development will become more complete by learning the acting process! 

July 24 – 28, 10 AM– 2 PM $80


Introduction to Musical Theatre (Ages 8 & 9)

Become a triple threat by combining music, dance, and acting!  Diction, projection, pitch, vocal expression, and musical performance skills will all be enhanced by learning how to connect body and voice.  Well known musical scenes will be performed in a comfortable and exciting learning environment.  

July 17 – 21, 10 AM– 2 PM $80


Thinking On Your Feet (Ages 9 & 10)

Fun and creativity are a sure bet for this class!  Improvisation games and tips will be introduced and provide the ability to have more in depth and confident monologue, audition, and acting skills. Also (and more importantly) there might be a few laughs!

July 10-14, 10 AM – 3 PM     $90   


Dialects Y’all! (Ages 10-12)

Learn a variety of different accents and dialects used in theatrical productions from New York to British to Irish to Southern.  Learning the dialect is just the beginning, this class will also guide abilities to incorporate the dialects into theatrical scenes and monologues.

June 5-9, 10 AM – 3 PM  $90


Musical Theatre Cabaret (Ages 11-14)

Musical theatre acting is the connection of body, voice, and character and this class continues to build these skills.  Vocal expression and character development will be focused upon as more well-known and advanced musicals are introduced.  This class will end with a musical revue performance.     

July 31 – Aug 4, 10 AM – 4 PM   $100


Musical Theatre Production Camp: The Ever After- A Musical(Ages 8-13)

Is Ever After really as happy as everyone expected?  In a hilarious parody of daytime TV, host Sally Lizzie Jesse Donatello-Griffin or Monterey Jack Chesterfield Williamson wonders if time truly heals all wounds.  She invites Cinderella and her middle-aged ’beauty-impaired’ stepsisters to reconcile with each other after being estranged for 20 years.  What about Snow White and the Evil Queen?  This hysterical fractured fairy tale has it all and is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

June 12-16, 9 AM – 4 PM   $125


Other Theatre Programs  for 2017 – Details Available Soon!

Other educational opportunities include Introduction to Lighting Design  where students will get hands on experience on learning the basics of creating theatrical lighting.



Thanks to our 2017 Deegan Children's Theatre Season Sponsors

Our Address:
  PO Box 1225
518 1st Ave E
Spencer, IA
Hours of Operation:
Business Offices Tue. to Fri. 10 am to 5 pm
Box Office Hours (when open) Tue. to Fri. 11 am to 5:30 pm
       Saturdays of Performances 11 am to 2 pm
       One Hour Prior to Curtain Times
Costume Shop: Tues and Thurs 11 am to 6 pm

SCT Mission Statement

Vision Statement
Spencer Community Theatre is a magical place where performers, patrons, and volunteers are transformed by the creative experience. SCT encourages multi-generational and diverse participation in the artistic process. We are inspired by your past, proud of our present, and anticipate our future as a vibrant pillar of the cultural life of our community.

Mission Statement
Spencer Community Theatre serves as an instrument for community enrichment and education by offering the public the most fulfilling live theatre experience possible.

Spencer Community Theatre's programs are made possible in part by grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Leadership Partners, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the National Endowment for the Arts, Renaissance Initiative Grant, Clay County Community Foundation, the Basil and Mildred Deegan Children's Theatre Endowment, and the Dvergsten Family Foundation. 



Contact Us

Phone: 712.262.7336
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Costume Shop Phone: 712.262.5765
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Fax: 712.264.6741